3rd October 1964

Ian Allan
The Darlington Marquess Railtour

Locos Used 3442 (61994), 4472 (60103) & 62041
Stock Used 8 coaches

Route : 1Z10 throughout

Train Loco(s) Route
Main tour 4472

London Kings Cross - (via ECML) - Doncaster - Hare Park Jn - Crofton Jn - Goose Hill Jn - Whitehall Jn - Wortley Jn - Harrogate Line Jn - Harrogate

Portion 3442

Leeds City - Harrogate

Combined 3442 + 4472 Harrogate - Northallerton - Darlington Bank Top
Combined 3442 (1) Darlington Bank Top - Darlington North Road
Combined 3442 Darlington North Road - Darlington Bank Top - York
Portion 3442 York - Church Fenton - Leeds
Main train 4472 York - Selby - Doncaster - (via ECML) - London Kings Cross

Notes :
(1) 62041 on rear.

David Whittaker comments: the train left Peterborough almost 20 minutes late on an 81 minute booking to King's Cross. Actual time taken was 68 minutes 12 seconds unchecked, with 68mph minimum on the climb to Stevenage and a quoted maximum for the run of 84mph through New Barnet, so regaining almost 13 minutes of lost time.

Sources : Terry Jackson & David Whittaker

Photo Review
(all photos: Paul Barrett)


3442 at Leeds City on the portion that was to join at Harrogate (photo: Paul Barrett)


4472 approaches Engine Shed Jn (Leeds) at noon (photo: Paul Barrett)


62041 seen here coming off the Barnard Castle (Stainmore) line at North
Road, having released 3442 for turning on the triangle (photo: Roy Lambeth)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(booked from Terry Jackson, actual from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Kings Cross 08.00d 08.01
Potters Bar ? 08/21
Huntingdon ? 09/09
Peterborough North 09.18a ~ 09.33d 09.27 ~ 09.41
Grantham ? 10/13
Retford ? 10/26
Newark ? 10/43
Doncaster 11.00a ~ 11.02d 11.03 ~ 11.10
Harrogate 12.36 ~ 12.58d 12.41 ~ 13.07
Darlington Bank Top 13.56a ~ 14.04d 14.08 ~ 14.09
Darlington North Road 14.09a ~ 16.55d 14.25 ~ 16.56
Darlington Bank Top ? ??.??a ~ 17.04d
York 18.03a ~ 18.17d 18.07 ~ 18.22
Doncaster ? 19/01
Retford ? 19/23
Newark ? 19/41
Grantham ? 20/06
Peterborough North 20.10a ~ 20.20d 20.31 ~ ??.??
Potters Bar ? 21/35
Kings Cross 21.41a 21.49


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